Press Releases

REMINDER: Comments on Water Affordability Regulations Due on June 4

The Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) reminds residents and stakeholders that June 4, 2020, is the deadline to submit written comments on proposed rules and regulations to facilitate a key portion of the Water Accountability and Equity Act (WAEA). These draft regulations address customer service and support for water, wastewater, and storm water billing, and focus on resolving water billing disputes. 

DPW Announces June Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Days

Baltimore City Department of Public Works Acting Director Matthew W. Garbark has announced that the Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off event will occur as scheduled, on Friday and Saturday, June 5 and 6.  The event will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on both days at the Sisson Street Drop-Off Center, located at 2840 Sisson Street. This event will be ONLY for Household Hazardous Waste disposal.  Bulk trash, single stream recycling, and other items will not be accepted.

City Holiday: Memorial Day, Monday, May 25

Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Acting Director Matthew W. Garbark reminds Baltimore City residents that Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, is a City holiday. 

County Water Billing Will Resume in June/July

Baltimore City Mayor Jack Young and Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski announced today that water billing for County residents will resume beginning in June and July. Water bills were delayed due to the need to modify operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic while trying to protect the health and safety of crucial staff in Baltimore City’s Department of Public Works Customer Services and Support Division which manages the water billing system.

Preparing Your Building for Reopening

Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Acting Director Matthew W. Garbark reminds owners of vacated or closed businesses and/or large buildings to check their water systems in preparation for "reopening." 

Mayor Young calls for 3-month delay of water, sewer, and stormwater rate increase

Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young directed the Department of Public Works and the Department of Finance to develop a plan to delay the effective date for the Fiscal Year 2021 water rate increases, including water, sewer and stormwater rates.

Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young Announces Launch of Emergency COVID-19 Water Bill Discount

Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young and the Department of Public Works have announced the launch of the new Emergency COVID-19 Discount, with water billing set to resume.

Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young, Department of Public Works Announce Phase I of Reservoir Reopenings

Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young and the Department of Public Works have announced Phase I reopening of certain activities at Liberty, Loch Raven, and Prettyboy reservoi rs, as long as residents continue practicing social distancing.

DPW PROJECT REACHES A MILESTONE

Baltimore City Department of Public Works Acting Director, Matthew W. Garbark today announced that a milestone has been reached in construction of the finished drinking water tanks at the Druid Lake Reservoir. Workers have now completed the walls and roof on one of the two storage tanks being constructed at the site.

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